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The Fault In Our Stars – Movie Trailer

Holy crap even this damn trailer made me cry. I am soooooooo looking forward to this film.

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort look like they’ve done an amazing job with a couple of the most amazing characters I’ve ever read.

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Freia Lockhart’s Summer of Awful

I got my copy from the publisher.

9781921977800

By: Aimee Said

Freia has plans for summer that include hanging with her friends and spending quality time with her boyfriend. Then her parents share some devastating news and her dream summer looks as though it will be anything but. While her home life is in upheaval Freia feels she can’t tell anyone what is  really going on. To make things worse her boyfriend has gone away and Freia thinks maybe he doesn’t want to be around her anymore. Added to the problem Freia’s grandmother has come to stay and this only ups the tension at home. Tension that is added to by her brother’s argumentative behaviour.

Freia is a thoroughly believable and nuanced character. She is not perfect and because of that it makes it easier to identify with her.  She feels out of her depth in the situation she finds herself in and so much is out of her control. The people around her, her family and friends, blend well together, all playing their own parts which sometimes overlap. This is a story about self discovery, friendship and overcoming the curveballs that life can throw your way.

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Published: 01 February 2013

Format: Paperback

Categories: Growing up, Friendship, Sickness

ISBN 13: 9781921977800

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

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